12This Week With George Stephanopoulos
-- again we were on the precipice of great depression, the iraq war, i think the american people know that we have a tough economy, largely what the republican convention last week was, was hiding their own agenda, a bunch of platitudes and angry insults. people know that we have a tough economy. they want to know how we're going to move forward. we have energized near colorado, here, great volunteers, we're beginning to see great rental strigs. we think we'll be able to build the kind of excitement on the ground to win this election. particularly for the middle class voters in this country, who do you trust to make economic decisions with you at the core? and mitt romney is clearly going to make every decision through the prism of he believes, if people like him get a huge tax break, somehow that's going to trickle down to everyone else. >> another big economic decision that people will have to make is about medicare. medicare has been a winner for democrats. in his convention speech, paul ryan signaled to suggest that the republicans weren't going to cede that ground. here he w
an afghanistan, he got us responsibly out of iraq. he's taken osama bin laden. he's firm, a visionary. he's been tough and decisive. i know what the republican narrative wants to be. when you get below the rhetoric, there are no facts to support these charges. in in fact, we worked the defense. we got the strongest relationship with israel i think we have ever had. very good relations. i don't find much ground on these comments from the republicans. >> if you look at how the american people feel who would be better on foreign policy? obama, 51%. romney, 38%. trust to handle terrorism? obama, 51%. romney, 40%. that was tuesday. could the events of the last week change those numbers? >> they sure could. a question of where it goes. i think, liz, despite what you're saying, even the romney thinks they mishandled the initial way they handle this. when mitt romney came out after the attack to where he is right now. >> the romney campaign doesn't always get it right. >> there you go. as far as longterm implications this is potential danger for the president. about what happened. w
iraq war, he did. he would take the fight to al qaeda and he has. he would focus on osama bin laden and bring him to justice, we did. governor romney called ending the iraq war tragic. he said on that secret tape, with that 47% comment, that it was unthinkable that we didn't leave 20,000 troops behind. he said famously in 2008, he wouldn't have gone into pakistan to get bin laden. we'll have a foreign policy debate later in this election. these are important issues. not just from a foreign policy standpoint, one of the reasons that we have huge deficits is that we have these unpaid wars. the voters also view these foreign issues through a prism of the economy. >> david plouffe, thank you very much. >>> we'll be right back with our powerhouse roundtable in just 60 seconds. it's something you're born with. and inspires the things you choose to do. you do what you do... because it matters. at hp we don't just believe in the power of technology. we believe in the power of people when technology works for you. to dream. to create. to work. if you're going to do something. make it matter.
the war in iraq and he won't tell us how he'll end the war in afghanistan. >> how will the president romney end the war in afghanistan? >> look, those kind of comments are said when you don't have a good record to run on, when you're offering four more years of the same. >> you don't think he has a good foreign policy -- >> to your afghanistan question, we have said that we agreed the 2014 and where we're ended with afghanistan. but where we have taken issue is the generals on the ground get the resources they need to keep our soldiers safe and offer counte counterinsurgency needs. so, we beg to differ with the president on parts of his afghanistan policy. but we support the 2014 deadline. >> finally a question about the debates. your debate coming up in october. i want to show you part of a fox news debate from the republican primaries and get you to respond. here it was. >> say you had a deal, a real spendings cut deal, 10-2, spending cuts to tax increase. >> reporter: speaker, you're already shaking your hand. raise your hand if you feel strongly not raising tax and if you had bee
strongest ally. my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in iraq and he won't tell us how he'll end the war in afghanistan. >> so, how will a president romney end the war in afghanistan? >> look, those kind of comments are said when you don't have a good record to run on, when you're offering nothing but four more years of the same. >> you don't think he has a good foreign policy to run on, including the killing of osama bin laden? >> i think that's great sesz. success. to your afghanistan question, we have said that we agreed the 2014 and where we're ended with afghanistan. but where we have taken issue is making sure that the generals on the ground get the resources throughout the entire fighting season, to keep our soldiers safe and offer counterinsurgency needs. so, we beg to differ with the president on parts of his afghanistan policy. but we support the 2014 deadline. >> finally, a question about the debates. you're about to have the biggest debate of your life. coming up in october. you'll be preparing for it tomorrow. i want to show you part of a fox news debate fr
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